Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kuršių Nerija, Curonian Spit - LITHUANIA - UNESCO #994

When I first look at this postcard I thought there was a mistake and somehow Anton had switched one Lithuanian for a African postcard! In fact this amazing photo was made in Grabstas Cape, at Kuršių Nerija National Park, part of Curonian Spit, the 98 km long, thin, curved sand-dune near the Baltic Sea and a UNESCO WHS (transboundary: Lithuania and Russia). Thank you very much for this awesome card Anton and for your message - it's not hard to believe when you wrote that you've found Kuršių Nerija beautiful when you visited it... I'll try to put it on my route to! This postcard took 6 days to arrive!
 
UNESCO #994 - Curonian Spit (Kuršių Nerija ) - LITHUANIA
 
UNESCO #994 - Curonian Spit (Lighthouse of Horses) - LITHUANIA 
The Curonian Spit is an outstanding example of a landscape of sand dunes that is under constant threat from natural forces (wind and tide). After disastrous human interventions that menaced its survival, the Spit was reclaimed by massive protection and stabilization works begun in the 19th century and still continuing to the present day. Human habitation of this elongated sand dune peninsula, 98 km long and 0.4-4 km wide, dates back to prehistoric times.
   
  
  

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